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were upset to lose a day's pay. >> none of us can make a living today. this is how we make our living, by pulling our freight out of here and delivering it to the customers. >> i'm losing $600. >> reporter: isaac with the port says the maritime area alone generates $8 million of economic activity per day. >> any disruption to that is a negative impact on this whole region's economy. >> reporter: he says the port is facing serious financial challenges and while they do want to continue the conversation with the union -- >> we have to address financial sustainability across the board. we have $1.3 billion in debt, $850 million in unfunded pension and capital budget needs, that's nearly $2 billion in outstanding liabilities. >> reporter: striking employees don't buy it especially after learning some port executives are under investigation for alleged improper spending. >> they want to take 15% of our wages because they say there's not enough money, yet i see they are spending money on entertainment, strip clubs and what not. we just want a fair contract. >> reporter: workers hope this s
of her and got her treatment. they also provided information to the police which ultimately assisted us in making the arrest. >> reporter: as police gathered clues they say the teen called one of the victim's family members demanding ransom money. police arrested him soon after back at the shopping center still in possession of the woman's van. they say his handgun turned out to be a fake. the 14-year-old is booked into juvenile hall facing a litany of charges including attempted murder, robbery, kidnapping for ransom and carjacking. it will be up to the d.a. if he is going to be charged as an adult. live in vallejo, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> now let's get a check on the weather with lawrence. it's been raining. >> yeah. some breaking news out there. >> yeah. >> we had some rain. >> we got some rain out there. stormy this morning, now it's broken off to showers. scattered showers around the bay area. still pockets of moderate amounts of rain in the santa cruz motts, los gatos, sliding into the san jose area. we're far from done. this is just the first round that came through early on thi
mallicoat. i'm michelle griego. new this hour.. officials nw say the u-s death toll from hurricane sandy has topped . the massive storm has left communities along the jersey shore devastated. now gas shortages across the state a problem. alison har-melin hs the latest from stafford township. people who live on long beah island are being forced to y away. like many of new jer's barrier islands, there's mae damage everywhere. homes arn regained power since the stm hit - but just under two min are still without electriciy and are likely to remain ine dark for days. new york city is slowly rebounding....but mass trant problems and power loss is l hampering the recovery. as you can imagine.. traffis terrible.. many subways are still underwater.. leaving residents forced to drive or cram onto a limited supply f buses. a quarter of a millin people are still without por in the city.. and tonight's knicks..nets nba opener hsan postponed.. but this weeke's new york marathon is still . the storm has campaign organizers on the east racio get polling places ready bee tuesday.. meanwhile.. the c
. >> thank you so much for helping. >> reporter: tell us how great the need is. >> it's enormous and it's growing every day. this is ramping up to be one of our largest responses in the past five years. we have tons of volunteers out there right now working with local government and partner agencies taking care of people making sure they have a warm place to be, hot meals, clean- up supplies, whatever they need to get back on their feet. >> reporter: this is catastrophic. >> it is. it's unlike anything we have seen in a long time so we expect this relief effort to go on for longer than weeks. >> reporter: besides the bay area helping today with pitching in with much-needed funds we have volunteer efforts, as well. >> we have 126 volunteers as of today that are out there dedicating their time working for a minimum of two weeks at a time helping out with the effort. it's been amazing, the response from local volunteers. >> reporter: many of these people took vacation time to do this. >> they did. it's hard to imagine. people are using vacation time to really do hard work. but it's meanin
, iowa and ohio. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: and he is using star power to push supporters to the polls. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: today bruce springsteen joins the president on the campaign trail. >> i get to fly around with him on the last day that i will ever campaign so that's not a bad way to end things. >> reporter: the latest polls show the white house race is tied nationally. but in the swing states, the president appears to have a slight edge. pollsters believe the president is closer to the 270 electoral votes needed to win. that means he has to capture fewer toss-up states than governor romney to take the election. the obama campaign also believes they are doing better with early voters. >> you can vote early. >> reporter: romney aides dispute that claim and say their supporters have surged to the polls. >> i need your votes. i need your help. >> reporter: an estimated four out of ten voters will have cast their ballots early but both sides are counting on a big election day turnout. they both know having the most supporters isn't enough. the campaigns say they believe the e
thank god there are places like this in the bay area where folks like us are able to go to in times of need. >> reporter: 150 people spent the night here in blankets and tents to make sure they were first in line. >> my son comes first before me anytime. >> reporter: the need this year is expected to match last year's record breaking numbers, 4000 families needing food and 5500 children needing toys. >> what it means to me is that my daughter will be able to have a holiday season because i'm not working and we just moved here last month. >> a lot of people if they have worked, it's many times part- time. if it's union they're far down on the list for jobs. there's just not a lot out there. >> reporter: everyone who came walked out with a certificate to be given out at the holidays. >> i hope to do something for them when i'm able to, when i'm able to be on my feet. >> i'm bless and had i'm appreciative. >> reporter: if you would like to volunteer with or or donate to sacred heart you can go to our web site cbssf.com. we have a link to there. anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> the according to
and the heavy -- we know the high winds and the heavy rain but prepping is a major task. pg&e showed us their offensive tactics they use. pg&e ready for round 2 of storms to hit the bay area. the next one even bigger than the first. >> we are out here trimming trees as we can and do year round but any break in the storm we'll be out there restoring folks and getting ready for the next wave of storms. >> reporter: off the bay area coast we saw a preview of what's to come. strong winds paired with a heavy sheet of rain is a combination that could result in massive power outages. >> when you get this wind, this 'em on in the season, a lot of the leaves are still on the trees that we can see here. acts like sails and can bring do your healthy trees into power lines, which we saw yesterday. >> reporter: toppled trees and fallen branches are the leading cause to power outages. yesterday 18,000 customers lost power during the first round of wet weather. nature is unpredictable but pg&e is making sure the impact in the bay area is minimal. >> we are prepositioning crews. today we are loading ex
. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran shows us the possible impact. there's still some undecided voters out there and these numbers, they could have some sway. >> reporter: that's because this is the last economic report we'll see before the election. today both candidates will use it for their campaign blitz to get those undecided voters. a sluggish economy has been a bone of contention. >> reporter: the president started his day in ohio with better-than-expected unemployment numbers. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: employers added 171,000 new jobs in october, about 45,000 more than many analysts anticipated. the labor department says hiring over the summer was better than previously thought. despite the improvement, the president is still facing high unemployment. because more americans are trying to find work, it ticked up from 7.8 to 7.9%. that's the highest number an incumbent president has faced on election day since franklin roosevelt. mitt romney says he will do a better job if he is elec
. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com joins us now and is it all politics or is business at play as well, jason? >> reporter: we have a number of issues sinking the stock market today. it's one of the worst days for the market in 2012. there are election issues at play, as well. we have sectors that are under pressure from regulatory concerns, namely financial, also energy. but then i have healthcare sector doing well since romney won't be able to invalidate obamacare. there is the looming fiscal crisis and the partisanship that's prevailing up until this election, worries that congress and the white house won't be able to solve that looming fiscal crisis. but another big issue really sinking the market today is europe. we have a downgrade from the european union on growth prospects in europe for this year. and it's looking like the recession could last all the way through next year. you're looking at riots in greece. greece has been a big issue all the way across. we're also hearing problems that germany's economy is getting worse. germany is the economic driver in europe. this
that requires us to make some big decisions on jobs, taxes, and deficits by the end of the year. both parties voted to set this deadline. and i believe that both parties can work together to make these decisions in a balanced and responsible way. >> the president says he will not agree to any budget deal that extends current tax rates for the wealthiest americans and says his stand on that issue was validated by voters. congressional republicans have said they are willing to include new tax revenue in a deficit reduction deal but they have been adamant that the tax rates themselves do not increase. >>> let's see how wall street is reacting to the news. not so good, down 124 points so far. >>> one of the key moments in the news conference came when the president took on republicans critical of his handling of the 9/11 attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the president strongly defended susan rice his ambassador to the united nations. rice has come under fire for statements she made in the days immediately following the attacks that left four americans dead. >> she made an appearance at t
. >> ultimately, every step must move us toward a comprehensive peace for all the people of the region. >> reporter: the truce calls for israel to ease restrictions at the gaza border. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu agreed to a cease- fire after president obama called and urged him to give it a chance. earlier wednesday, an explosion tore through a bus in a busy section of tel aviv. emergency crews rushed to the scene to treat the injured. hamas has not claimed responsibility but praised the attack. today the white house called the bus bomb in tel aviv a terrorist attack and reaffirmed the u.s. commitment to israel's security. during the fighting, hamas fired more than 1,000 rockets into israel and israel launched more than 1500 attacks including air strikes killing more than 140 people in gaza. the white house says the president called egypt's president and netanyahu to commend them for working together. under the cease-fire agreement, hamas has agreed not to fire rockets into israel and israel agreed to end its policy of assassinating top militant leaders. danielle notting
delays at sfo. >> roberta gonzales is at the airport for us now with more. how long are we talking? >> reporter: right now the rain has stopped. we have a little reprieve but winds have been problematic gusting up to 37 miles an hour. behind me is an empty runway. this is something that you should not be seeing at this time of the day. it should be filled with arriving and departure flights. right now we have one cancellation of an international plane but we have so many cancellations of arriving flights for monterey, from orange county, from santa barbara. and earlier today we had over 4 hour delays on arriving flights. i just went inside the terminal and took another look. it looks like we are still seeing delays up to 2 hours and 24 minutes on arriving flights. what the duty manager says is that even if we begin to pick up some of these rates of departing flights we'll still have problems now on arrivals because it takes a while to get these planes turned around after such a huge delay. so word of advice, if you are coming to sfo, it's advisable to call ahead because this is goi
and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us with more on this costly battle. >> reporter: listen to these numbers. yes on 30 campaign raised about $69 million and the no on 30 has raised about $53 million. as you mentioned, the idea behind proposition 30 is to raise taxes to prevent these education cuts but those against it say the big price tag comes with a big risk. >> the big issue, the big question is, what is the capacity of america to invest through its collective institution called our government? >> reporter: even on the way to vote governor brown took the time to stump for proposition 30. he is optimistic. >> i have a sense that people are ready to invest in their future, which was the kids of california, a balanced budget going forward. >> reporter: the problem for those against prop 30 is not about support for california schools. the tough sell is asking californians to tax themselves. prop 30 would increase the sales tax by a quarter cent and raise income tax rates on people making more than $250,000 a year. >> the notion of taking a quarter of a cent sales tax and as
currently uses krker guns or noise makers but that isn't working of the airport reported 180 bird strikes since 2009. now the fas a is requesting -- faais requesting stronger information. >> we just hope that we will be able to do the same in the interest of safety for our passengers and our aircraft. >> reporter: barnes said the staffers and contracted biologists would be scoping the airways 24/7. shooting the birds would be a last resort. as for the cost, we're told the money would be coming from the airport's operating budget. the city council will vote on that tomorrow afternoon. . michelle being back to you. >>> a bay area family is among four killed in a crash near placerville. the chp said a prius and mini van collided. a man, woman and child died in the prius. highway patrol says the prius veered into oncoming traffic. it's not clear why. >>> 31 people died in california traffic accidents over the holiday weekend, 10 more than last year. 13 were not wearing seat belts. hear in the bay area, five deadly accidents killed a total of six people and there were 224 dui arrests over th
aren't as much there anymore so we see a lot of people turning to us for help. the agency takes advance signups as well as walkiums. sacred heart has been providing holiday food boxes for nearly 50 years. >>> and we don't want you to forget, we need your help to feed families for the holidays. cbs 5 is kicking off our "food for bay area families" annual holiday drive and the need is great. so if you wish to give, go to cbssf.com/food. or check out the easy way to donate with whole foods' "grab and give" program. >>> 24 years after her daughter disappeared, michaela garecht's mother isn't giving up hope waiting for test results on a key piece of evidence. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran has the story. >> reporter: yellow ribbons to remember a missing hayward girl. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: in this parking spot by this market, it was the last place anyone ever saw her 24 years ago. >> that's what these gatherings for me are about. it's to remember michaela to reach out to her to send her our love wherever she is. >> reporter: sharon murch and her supporters visit here every year letting all
shows us what residents there are doing to stay safe. >> reporter: this is downtown san anselmo today the calm before the storm. this was the downtown back in january of 2005 after rain and wind pummeled the area flooding the creek and the streets, devastating businesses. >> standing water about four or five feet within the building. >> reporter: the lieutenant with the twin cities san anselmo police department says since then, there have been a lot of changes to prevent another disaster. >> we have cleaned out the storm drains. we've cleaned out the creeks. we've sent media alerts -- or excuse me, email alerts to the merchants. about three-quarters of the merchants have floodgates now. >> reporter: the town has also approved spending $20,000 to install a floodwater detention basin at memorial park. a series of powerful storms is expected to hit bay area over the next few days into the weekend. we're talking up to 8" of rain in some places, high winds, possible flooding and power outages. while the biggest part of the storm won't be here until thursday, people are getting prepared fil
't said if there was one perpetrator or more nor what if any weapons were used in the crime. no arrest have been made. >> to have this happen this close to home in this type of community, i'm taken aback by this. >> reporter: anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> a cabin fire near fairfax claimed the life of one person this morning around 170. marin county firefighters say they dragged 700 feet of hose up the driveway and managed to put the fire out quickly but the cabin was destroyed. the sheriff's office is expected to release the victim's identity soon. >>> near san francisco two families are picking up the pieces after the early-morning fire that left them without a home on 35th avenue around 5:00 this morning. firefighters battled the blaze in the rain. they say nobody was injured. >>> san francisco city hall is preparing for a possible crowd of same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses. if the u.s. supreme court announces that it will take up california's gay marriage debate, weddings could become legal within days. the court is due to post a list of cases that it plans to review. if the pro
sandy. according to a new york state official be the money will be used to help rebuild bridges, subways, commuter rail lines and homes. thousands of homes and businesses are still without electricity, but crews hope to have power restored to most of them by tomorrow night. >>> two weeks now. that is a long time. >> no kidding. >> do they call this a crisp autumn day? >> i was freezing. whatever they call it. i'm still cold. very cold starts to the morning now as we're seeing some patchy frost showing up in some of the valleys. beginning to thaw out as we head into the noon hour. lots of sunshine over san jose and the temperatures beginning to warm up a little bit outside. 60 degrees in oakland, 60 degrees in san jose. and 57 degrees in san francisco. as you look toward the bay and right toward the golden gate bridge, we've got mostly clear skies. partly cloudy and again it is going to be a chilly night. you may see some of the temperatures down in the 30s and 40s in some of the valleys and maybe patchy frost t looks like we'll warm things up in the next couple of days. weak system slidi
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